Assistant Professor, Networking & Cybersecurity/Communication Systems

Position ID: 32919
Georgia Southern University
Engineering & Information Technology
Electrical Engineering
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor, Networking and Cybersecurity/Communication Systems—Search #67439

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology,

Department of Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Networking and Cybersecurity/Communication Systems.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, the Department of Electrical Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate courses in support of over 430 students. Undergraduate electrical engineering courses are offered in the areas of communication systems, control systems, embedded systems and power systems for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree. The BSEE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The College currently offers a Master of Science in Applied Engineering (MSAE) degree with a concentration in Electrical and Electronic Systems. Active research areas in the department include robotics, sustainable energy, antennas and wireless propagation, power systems, communications and signal processing, optical communication/networking, and biomedical engineering.

The department mission is consistent with the college and university missions in that it bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and offers a student-centered environment enhanced by technology and experience with private and public partnerships.

Position Description. Reporting to the Electrical Engineering department chair, the Assistant Professor requires an ability to teach electrical engineering courses, conduct research in the area of expertise, as well as support the service mission of the department. The faculty member in this position is required to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory); engage in academic advising; assist in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan; pursue scholarly work, including research in the field, grants, and publications; participate in service on various committees; and participate in professional activities and organizations. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research program in his/her field of specialization, which includes seeking external funding. Areas of particular interests are: (i) Large networked systems security including data-center and cloud-based cyber-infrastructures and the Internet of Things (IoT) networked interdependent cyber-physical systems; (ii) Device security with a focus on devices connected to wireless/wired networks; and (iii) Communication systems, Ad hoc networks, or any other closely related fields. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

• A doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a closely related field by August 1, 2017

• A master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering or closely-related fields

• Effective English communication (oral and written) skills

• Ability to develop and teach courses

Preferred Qualifications:

• A doctorate with a concentration in Networking and Cybersecurity/Communication Systems or any other closely related field

• Relevant industrial experience

• Research experience in networking, cybersecurity, or communication systems

• Previous full-time teaching experience

• Record of scholarship and participation in professional activities

• Experience in teaching capstone courses

• Experience with ABET accreditation and/or continuous quality improvement

Application Procedure:  Screening of applications begins October 21, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; research statement; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may also be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Rami Haddad, Search Chair, Search #67439

Department of Electrical Engineering

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-8582

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Computer and Information Systems/Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
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Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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